Pope Francis — the Narrative Matters

Source Since the release of Evangelii Gaudium there have been countless articles and commentary about the economic portions of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation. Some of the commentary has been downright bizarre, such as Rush Limbaughdenouncing the Pope as a Marxist, or Stuart Varney accusing Francis of being a neo-socialist. American conservatives grumbled but dutifully denounced a distorting media when Pope [Read More...]

Was It Wasted Time? (RJS)

My son celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday … quite the milestone. Wow! It has been a lifetime of development, growth, and learning. Life is always a process. To him the picture to the right was a lifetime ago, yet to me it seems like yesterday. This led me to think about a post I wrote [Read More...]

NT Wright, Paul and How to Live the Christian Life

The issue is eschatology, and eschatology for Paul begins with the resurrection of Jesus, and that means new creation has been unleashed while there is yet more to come (N.T. Wright, in Paul and the Faithfulness of God). The Christian life is about learning in the “meantime” in the power of the Spirit through Christ. For [Read More...]


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